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Immigrant Groups, L.A. Leaders Hold ‘Families Belong Together’ March

AP Photo/Richard Vogel Members of a group of clergy hold hands and sing in the middle of the street during a civil disobedience protest in front of Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

LOS ANGELES—A coalition of advocacy groups flooded the streets of downtown Los Angeles, with thousands of people turning out to decry the Trump administration's policy of detaining families caught trying to enter the United States illegally at the Mexico border or come seeking legal asylum.

If you are pro-family, you cannot separate families," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said to the crowd at Los Angeles City Hall Saturday. "... We've got a message for the White House: We care, and so should you," Garcetti said. The mayor's speech was followed by remarks from model Chrissy Teigen, and then a performance of "What's Goin' On" and a new song, titled "Preach," by her husband, singer and musician John Legend. "This is a reflection moment," California Sen. Kamala Harris said.

"This is a moment in time that is requiring us to look in a mirror and ask a question, and that question is ‘Who are we?' I believe the answer is ‘We are better than this."' Rep. Maxine Waters, D-South Los Angeles, who has been embroiled in an escalating war of words with President Donald Trump in recent days, later took the stage and did not hold back. "How dare you take the babies from mothers' arms?" she asked of the Trump administration. "How dare you take the children and send them all across the country into so-called detention centers. You are putting them in cages; you are putting them in jails, and you think we're going to let you get away with that? I don't think so!" "I know there are those who are talking about censuring me, kicking me out of Congress ... shooting me," Waters continued, alluding to recent death threats that prompted her to cancel two speaking events in the South she had planned for this weekend. "If you shoot me,

you better shoot straight—there's nothing like a wounded animal." Other scheduled speakers included Secretary of State Alex Padilla, county Supervisor Hilda Solis, California Lt. Gov. and

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gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom, and state Sen. Kevin De Leon, D-Los Angeles. MoveOn, CHIRLA, the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, the Women's

March LA Foundation and the Council on American-Islamic Relations were among the many groups participating. The "Families Belong Together— Freedom for Immigrants March," was set to follow the rally, and will end in front of the immigration holding facility on Aliso and Alameda streets. Attendees were urged to wear white in a show of unity. The L.A. march was one of more than 700 protests held nationwide on Saturday. O t h e r #FamiliesBelongTogether Southern California rallies were held throughout the Southland including Burbank, Pasadena, Long Beach, Irvineunty, Malibu, Laguna Beach, Carlsbad, National City, Ramona, San

Diego, Palm Springs, Moreno Valley, Riverside and Temecula. For the past several weeks, the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy on undocumented immigrants—including the nowrescinded policy of separating children from their parents when they are apprehended at the Mexican border—has sparked an international outcry. Trump agreed to rescind the separation part of the policy in late June, but opponents say the administration has no plan for the speedy reunification of those families and that more than 2,000 children are being held in detention centers around the country. On Friday, the U.S. Justice Department filed papers in Los Angeles federal court seeking to have the families held together, indefinitely, in detention centers. n Mack, see page 2

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Pro-Trump Demonstrators Say They Were Threatened at L.A. Rally

LOS ANGELES—About 20 people were threatened and cursed while at the Federal Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles Saturday to stage a counter-demonstration in response to the "Families Belong Together" rally and march, in which thousands of people opposed to the administration's border policies were demonstrating. Organizer Arthur Schaper of the group L.A. County For Trump

carried a sign with pictures of American children allegedly killed by illegal immigrants. "Somebody stole my sign," he said. A YouTube video of the counter—demonstration showed a woman picking up his sign when he accidentally dropped it and walking away with it. The pro-Trump demonstrators tried to be respectful of the Families Belong Together protesters, Schaper said. "There were many threats

made against us," he said. "One man threatened to shove a megaphone up my butt. They used another word." The counter-demonstrators were escorted to their cars by motorcycle officers from the Los Angeles Police Department as a result of the threats, Schaper said. The "Families Belong Together— Freedom for Immigrants March" was among more than 700 protests held nationwide Saturday.

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NEWS Facility Accused of Patient Dumping Reaches Settlement with L.A.

LOS ANGELES—A Willowbrook assisted living facility accused of dumping patients on Skid Row has reached a $450,000 settlement with the city of Los Angeles, City Attorney Mike Feuer announced last Thursday.

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HE Avalon Villa Care Center did not admit any wrongdoing in the settlement, which Feuer said his office began investigating after an incident in April when a diabetic and disabled man, Ronald Anderson, was allegedly evicted from the facility by its staff and dropped off in front of the Union Rescue Mission in Skid Row. Feuer said during a City Hall news conference that the settlement was "among the most comprehensive and detailed we have ever had, and I am confident that it is going to have a major impact on ensuring that similar people aren't suffering the same alleged consequences." Under terms of the settlement, Avalon Villa Care Center at 12029 S. Avalon Blvd. has agreed to pay $450,000, including

$75,000 in civil penalties and $325,000 doing most, if not all, of the elements to support the hiring and training of required by the injunction. Avalon Villa staff dedicated to the implementation of fully cooperated with the city attorney in homeless discharge planning protocols, reaching this resolution, and the facility while also addressing quality of care issues. is focused on caring for its patients and The settlement also supporting its community." The settlement also requires Avalon Villa Care Feuer called patient requires Avalon Villa Center pay $50,000 for dumping "inhumane" and housing for homeless patients noted that his office during Care Center pay who are unable to afford his tenure has already $50,000 for housing shelter at the time of their resolved multiple cases for homeless patients discharge. The discharges of totaling about $4 million. who are unable to homeless residents will also Rev. Andy Bales, who afford shelter at the be tracked, monitored and time of their discharge. works with the Union Rescue audited moving forward, Mission, said he came in Feuer's office said. contact with Anderson "Avalon Villa strongly disputes that shortly after he was dropped off in Skid Row it has inappropriately discharged any without any of his diabetes medication. patients. While it rejects the allegations "It really was a life and death situation, of the city attorney, Avalon Villa decided whenever a diabetic is dropped off without against expending its limited resources on what they need. And so we were happy to a protracted litigation with the city, " Mark be there," Bales said. "We went and got a A. Johnson, an attorney for Avalon, told hospital bed, an $1,800 hospital bed, so City News Service. "The facility agreed that Ronald could rest and sleep, with his to this settlement to preserve resources challenges in life. And we consider him for its patients and staff rather than a dear friend and continued to look after attorneys. Moreover, the facility is already him."

What

: 4th of July Community Friendship Day

When

: Sunday, July 1, 2018; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where

: Carson Park 21411 Orrick Ave, Carson, CA 90745 Phone: (310) 830-4925

Who: City Council, City officials, and community members Join the City of Carson in the 4th of July Community Friendship Day and attempting the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS®™ title for Most people making slime simultaneously. The event will feature live entertainment and food trucks. It is open to all ages and admission is FREE. “On our beloved nation’s Independence Day, for the first time in Carson’s history, all of you who attend the event will be a part of the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS®™ title for Most people making slime simultaneously. I invite everyone to join the City of Carson in this important exciting and historic event,” said Carson Mayor Albert Robles For more information on the event, please contact the City of Carson Recreation and Human Services at (310) 830-4925.

Compton Students Caddying for an Education Participants are from economically under-resourced backgrounds, and more than 90 percent are minorities. This summer, 90 high school females from 13 states, including nine Compton residents, will participate in the Western Golf Association’s (WGA) seventh annual Caddie Academy—a one-ofa-kind program that provides underprivileged female teens who may not have access to caddie programs an opportunity to caddie, and upon completion of the program, apply for a full ride to college. The young females—more than 90% of them being minorities—will live together in the Chicago area and caddie daily at participating clubs along Chicago’s North Shore. Those who complete the three-summer program will become eligible to apply for the WGA’s Chick Evans Scholarship, a four-year tuition and housing college

grant to top universities across the country. To date, more than 10,600 men and women have graduated as Evans Scholars, and since the Caddie Academy’s launch in 2012, 35 participants have received the Evans Scholarship.

Alejandra Buenrostro.

Alyssa Haro.

Alyssa Johnson.

Analleli Buenrostro.

Ashley Martinez.

Luz Mendez.

Savanna Hernandez.

Suzy Rosales.

Tishouna Charles.

Name

City

Year in School

High School

Alejandra Buenrostro

Compton

Junior

Centennial High School

Analleli Buenrostro

Compton

Junior

Centennial High School

Tishouna Charles

Compton

Sophomore

Centennial High School

Alyssa Haro

Compton

Senior

Compton Early College HS

Savanna Hernandez

Compton

Junior

Compton Early College HS

Alyssa Johnson

Compton

Sophomore

Compton High School

Ashley Martinez

Compton

Sophomore

Compton High School

Luz Mendez

Compton

Senior

Compton Early College HS

Suzette Rosales

Compton

Sophomore

Dominguez

This year, a record number of applicants applied to the Caddie Academy. Joining the returning participants are 18 new girls and six new boys. Girls will begin caddying daily for seven weeks on June 19 at one of 14 participating clubs while living at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, Illinois. Boys will reside at the Northwestern Evans Scholarship House in Evanston, Illinois, and caddie at one of three participating clubs. As part of the Program, the group participates in special outings and field trips, career talks from successful Evans Scholars Alumni leaders and standardized test prep training. Those who complete the threeyear program will become eligible to apply for the Evans Scholarship, which provides a full, four-year tuition and housing grant to top universities across the country. The

prestigious Evans Scholarship, a program supported by the WGA, is awarded to caddies who demonstrate financial need and strong character, as well as outstanding caddie and academic records. This past year, 965 Evans Scholars were enrolled at 19 universities across the nation. Since the inception of the Caddie Academy, 35 participants have been awarded the Evans Scholarship. The Caddie Academy began in 2012 with an inaugural class of 12 caddies. Each year since, it has experienced tremendous success and growth. The program is a core part of the Evans Scholars Foundation’s plans for growth, with a goal of sending 1,000 caddies to college annually by the year 2020. The Caddie Academy is funded by the Souder family. Proceeds from the Women’s Invitational golf fundraiser, now in its fourth year, also benefit the Academy.


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Maxine Waters Cancels Weekend Events After Threats LOS ANGELES—Residents in Congresswoman Maxine Waters' South Los Angeles district will have a chance to sound off on the recent controversy surrounding the escalating war of words between the Democratic lawmaker and the Trump administration Saturday in a town-hall program that will be broadcast on the radio and live-streamed online.

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AT E R S canceled t w o weekend events in Texas and Alabama after receiving death threats, her office told CNN. "As the president has continued to lie and falsely claim that I encouraged people to assault his supporters, while also offering a veiled threat that I should ‘be careful,' even more individuals are leaving (threatening) messages and sending hostile mail to my office," she said in the statement released last Thursday. "There was one very serious death threat made against me on Monday from an individual in Texas which is why my planned speaking engagements in Texas and Alabama were canceled this weekend," she continued. "This is just one in several very serious threats the United States Capitol Police are investigating in which individuals threatened to shoot, lynch, or cause me serious bodily harm." Last weekend, the Los

Angeles Democrat urged people opposed to the administration's policies to confront cabinet members. At a rally at the Westwood Federal Building, she alluded to the heckling of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who was dining at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C. when she was confronted by protesters over family separations at the border, and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders being asked to leave a Lexington, Virginia, restaurant by its owner because of her work defending Trump and his policies. "Let's make sure we show up wherever we have to show up," she said in remarks posted on YouTube. "And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere. "We've got to get the

children connected to their parents," the congresswoman said then. "Mr. President, we will see you every day, every hour of the day, everywhere that we are to let you know you cannot get away with this." Waters appeared on a cable network later that day to reiterate her remarks, and exclaimed "no sympathy" for members of the Trump administration. The president then sent a tweet that said: "Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat Party. She has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for Max!" Waters later said peaceful

demonstrations are a cornerstone of democracy and she supports the right to protest. "I have nothing to do with

the way people decide to protest," she said. "Protest is the democratic way, as long as it is peaceful." Waters added: "I don't cry

about protests. People protest me all the time, people come to my district office all the time. Protest is the American way."

County of Los Angeles Department of the Treasurer and Tax Collector Notice of Divided Publication Pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code (R&TC) Section 3381, the Notice of Sale of Tax-Defaulted Property Subject to the Tax Collector’s Power to Sell in and for the County of Los Angeles, State of California, has been divided and distributed to various newspapers of general circulation published in said county for publication of a portion thereof, in each of the said newspapers. Notice of Public Auction of Tax-Defaulted Property Subject to the Tax Collector’s Power to Sell (Sale No. 2018B) Made pursuant to R&TC Section 3702 Whereas, on May 16, 2018, I, JOSEPH KELLY, County of Los Angeles Treasurer and Tax Collector, was directed by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles, State of California, to sell at online auction certain tax-defaulted properties, which are Subject to the Tax Collector’s Power to Sell. Public notice is hereby given that unless said properties are redeemed prior thereto, I will, beginning on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time, offer for sale and sell said properties at an online auction to the highest bidder for cashier’s check, bank-issued money order, or wire transfer in lawful money of the United States for not less than the minimum bid. The sale will run continuously through Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time, at www.bid4assets.com/losangeles. Parcels that receive no bid will not be re-offered for a reduced minimum price. The minimum bid for each parcel will be $1,426.00, as authorized by R&TC Section 3698.5(c), and the County of Los Angeles Code Section 4.64.150. Prospective bidders may obtain registration and detailed information of this sale at www.bid4assets. com/losangeles. Bidders will be required to submit a refundable deposit of $5,000 at www.bid4assets. com/losangeles. Online registration will begin on Friday, July 6, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time, and end on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. To participate in the auction by mail or fax, bidders may call Bid4Assets at 1(877) 427-7387. Registration must be completed by Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Only cashier’s check, bank-issued money order, or wire transfer will be accepted at the time of registration. Pursuant to R&TC Section 3692.3, all property is sold as is and the County and its employees are not liable for the failure of any electronic equipment that may prevent a person from participating in the sale.

Oscar Robertson Wonders: 'Where Are the White Athletes?' By Beth Harris SANTA MONICA (AP)— Oscar Robertson commends the off-court activism of today's NBA players, although the Hall of Famer wonders why more white athletes aren't speaking out, too. Robertson received the Lifetime Achievement Award from presenters Charles Barkley and Kareem AbdulJabbar at the NBA Awards last week. Robertson is the career leader in triple-doubles and was the first player to average one for a season. His antitrust case against the NBA also ushered in free agency for players, which Robertson said was his most important assist. The 79-year-old former guard who starred at Crispus Attucks High in Indianapolis and in college at Cincinnati before going to the NBA said it's time for players to speak out about politics and education, among other issues. “But the only thing that

really bothers me is where are the white athletes when this is happening?” he said backstage. “This is not a Black athlete problem. You see injustice in the world. It's all around you.” Robertson's high school and college career was plagued by racism. “But it seems that what we have today is a system where you don't want players to say anything at all,” he said. “Because years ago they didn't say anything because they couldn't say anything. But now I hope they all, the whites and the Blacks get together. Even with the football.” Robertson was referring to NFL players who have taken a knee or sat in silence during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality. “What do you think is going to happen when the union gets involved with the owners?” he said “You think it's going to be settled really easily? No, it's not. It's going to be nothing but a total mess.”

If the property is sold, parties of interest, as defined by R&TC Section 4675, have a right to file a claim with the County for any proceeds from the sale, which are in excess of the liens and costs required to be paid from the proceeds. If excess proceeds result from the sale, notice will be given to parties of interest, pursuant to law. All information concerning redemption of tax-defaulted property may be obtained upon request from the Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Office, at 225 North Hill Street, Room 130, Los Angeles, California 90012. You may also call 1(213) 974-2045, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, visit our website at ttc.lacounty.gov or write us at our email address at auction@tt.lacounty.gov. If redemption of the property is not made according to law before Friday, August 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, which is the last business day prior to the first day of the auction, the right of redemption will cease. The Assessor’s Identification Number (AIN) in this publication refers to the Assessor’s Map Book, the Map Page, and the individual Parcel Number on the Map Page. If a change in the AIN occurred, both prior and current AINs are shown. An explanation of the parcel numbering system and the referenced maps are available at the Office of the Assessor, 500 West Temple Street, Room 225, Los Angeles, California 90012. I certify under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed at Los Angeles, California, on June 21, 2018.

JOSEPH KELLY TREASURER AND TAX COLLECTOR COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES STATE OF CALIFORNIA The real property that is subject to this notice is situated in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, and is described as follows: PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE OF SALE OF TAX-DEFAULTED PROPERTY SUBJECT TO THE POWER OF SALE (SALE NO. 2018B) 2438 AIN 5028-006-019 KRIENSKY, ROBERT LOCATION CITY-LOS ANGELES $1,426.00 3766 AIN 5028-006-018 PERRY, BRIAN R LOCATION CITY-LOS ANGELES $1,426.00 CN950594 548 Jul 4,11,18, 2018


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‘Pressed on every side… but not defeated’

London Breed Overcomes Adversity to Become San Francisco’s First Black Female Mayor By Jeffrey L. Boney Politics can be a dirty game. It can oftentimes bring out the worst in people. It isn’t for the faint of heart. On the flip side, however, politics gives us an opportunity to witness individuals rise above the negative elements usually associated with politics, as well as the other challenges they have endured to help them make their mark in history. Such a feat was witnessed on June 13, as San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed, 43, overcame tremendous adversity and challenges to become the first African American woman to become mayor of San Francisco. The historic win by Breed also makes her only the second woman in San Francisco’s history to become mayor and the only female mayor in any of the top 15 most populous cities in the United States. This is a significant victory for African American female candidates. It also speaks to the power of establishing a broad coalition of voters, including targeting a large percentage of Black voters as a base. While San Francisco has a population of roughly 870,000, it also has one of the smallest percentages of Blacks living there among all of the major U.S. cities—less than 6 percent. Over 50 percent of the voting electorate came out to vote in this historic election, with a large percentage of Black voters choosing Breed as their candidate for mayor. As a result of her historic win, Breed will now serve out the remainder of the term of Mayor Ed Lee, whose sudden death as a result of a heart attack in December created the need for the June 5th special election. Breed will serve until to 2020, and will undoubtedly run again for a full four-year term. After the general election, which was held on June 6, Breed found herself with a significant first-choice ballot lead over her closest opponents. She led former state Senator Mark Leno, who is White, by nearly 13 points and her colleague on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Jane Kim, who is Asian, by over 12 points. Because San Francisco does not use a traditional voting system, but rather a unique ranked-choice voting system, Breed and her supporters had to wait eight days before finding out the historic results. To get a clearer understanding of what Breed went through to become

mayor of San Francisco, you have to Leno, Kim, and Farrell. The only better understand the ranked-choice difference between Breed and the voting system. Basically, when San other Democrats involved is that she Francisco voters cast their ballot they is a Black woman. Also keep in mind get to rank their top three choices for that it was Kim, who recently sought mayor. After all the first-choice votes to become mayor, who was one of the are tallied, whoever comes in last place primary individuals leading that charge gets eliminated and that candidate’s against Breed. supporters get to have their votes Another important fact as to why transferred to their second choice. this move was controversial is that a Whoever ends up with the majority of decision to retain Breed in her role as votes during this process wins. interim mayor after the untimely death In Breed’s case, although she would of a mayor was not an unprecedented have won easily if this were a traditional one. Current California Senator Dianne voting system, she found herself losing Feinstein was appointed to become her sizeable lead after election day mayor in 1978 after Mayor George and having Mark Leno take the lead Moscone was assassinated. overnight after the ranked-choice This lack of overall support of Black voting results started come in. Things candidates, along with the questionable were extremely close, but each day tactics displayed by fellow Democrats, their second choice on the ballot. They after the election, Breed continued to as what Breed experienced, stands out also filmed a commercial ad together to cut into Leno’s lead. Breed eventually as a longstanding and disturbing trend. encourage their supporters to vote for overtook Leno and continued to widen Breed has become the latest proof, each other, while shunning the Black her lead over him to the point he had however, that this exciting new trend female candidate. no other choice but to concede, which of Black women running for office, According to exit polls, more than he did on June 13. locally and nationally, serves as a good three out of four Kim voters resonated This was by far the closest and most indicator that a strong Black turnout with their calculated message and chose competitive race the city of San could signal even greater outcomes Francisco has had for mayor since for Black women candidates during Breed’s brother went to 1995. It was then that Willie Brown, November’s midterm elections. the first African American mayor of The National Newspaper prison and her younger sister Publishers the city, won his runoff election after Association (NNPA), died of a drug overdose coming out of the general election a trade group that represents over with only roughly 2,000 votes. 200 Black-owned media companies in 2006, but that did not San Francisco first adopted a across the U.S., recognizes the need ranked-choice voting system in stop her from doing exactly to increase Black voter turnout 2002 and has used it since 2004 to and is continuing its steady push what her grandmother elect the mayor, city attorney, Board encouraging 5 million new, of Supervisors and five additional Black voters to register before the encouraged her to do. citywide offices. To date, a little over midterm elections, with the hopes 10 cities across the U.S. actually use of ensuring more candidates like to select Leno as the second choice on a ranked-choice voting system. The Breed cross the finish line victoriously. their ballot over Breed. state of Maine adopted the system in Amelia Ashley-Ward, who serves as This was not the only questionable 2016 and first used it in June 2018 for NNPA Foundation Chair and publisher move made by Kim and others. all state and federal primary elections. and owner of the San Francisco SunAfter Mayor Lee’s death in The journey to the mayor’s office was Reporter, believes that Black voter December, Breed became acting not an easy one for Breed, especially turnout was a major factor in helping mayor, but her colleagues on the San after enduring months of political get Breed elected. Francisco Board of Supervisors felt that maneuvering by her colleagues on the “The Black community has always allowing her to keep that role would San Francisco Board of Supervisors and been enthusiastic about London Breed’s have given her an unfair advantage of other non-Black opponents of hers— candidacy for some time,” said Ashleybeing labeled the incumbent once the many who were fellow Democrats. Ward. “London was ready and she was next mayoral election rolled around. Many people believed the tactics that qualified, but the way her colleagues on In a controversial move, Breed’s were used against Breed were raciallythe Board of Supervisors bullied her colleagues on the San Francisco Board motivated and a calculated effort to and chose to push her out of her role of Supervisors, including Kim, voted keep her from her eventual destiny. as interim mayor truly energized the to strip Breed of her duties as interim Both Leno and Kim were accused Black community to get behind her.” mayor back in January. Despite public of teaming up against Breed, and using Ashley-Ward states that the Black outcry, the Board of Supervisors questionable tactics to take advantage Press, especially her local newspaper, decided to install Mark Farrell, a White of San Francisco’s political system of played a crucial role in helping Breed male, as the interim mayor. ranked-choice voting in order to keep win and effectively get her message out. Keep in mind that all of the her out of the mayor’s seat. Both of “She was on our front page every people involved in this decision to them held a joint press conference week for three months,” said Ashleyremove a fellow Democrat from that where they strongly encouraged all of Ward. “We ran editorials, educated role were Democrats themselves— their supporters to choose each other as the entire community about the

ranked-choice voting system, shared her platform and encouraged people to become more familiar with who London Breed really was. As a result, more Black people got registered to vote, hosted fundraisers, held rallies and volunteered for her campaign. The Black Press and the Black community did everything possible to make sure London was elected and now she is.” Breed recently acknowledged that she is “appreciative of the support of the Black Press, as well as the relationship with the Black Press both locally and nationally.” Breed came from humble beginnings. Being raised by her grandmother, Comelia Brown, in the projects of San Francisco, Breed never forgot where she came from. Her grandmother has a lot to do with it. Breed’s grandmother died in 2016 after a long struggle with dementia, but her grandmother’s vision and tenacity to focus on overcoming challenges still sticks with her—as evidenced by this recent quest to become the mayor of San Francisco. Breed’s grandmother was a housekeeper and taught her to strive to be better and to pursue her education. Breed’s brother went to prison and her younger sister died of a drug overdose in 2006, but that did not stop her from doing exactly what her grandmother encouraged her to do. Breed went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Davis and then a master’s in public administration from the University of San Francisco. She got her first taste of politics in the mid-1990s, serving as an intern for former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown. Breed was responsible for answering the mail and writing proclamations, but she had a hunger for more. In 2012, Breed decided she wanted to get more involved politically, so she challenged the incumbent member of the Board of Supervisors in her district and won. She had served in that role since being elected and has been elected by her colleagues as president since 2015. Now, Breed will be sworn in as the 45th mayor of San Francisco on July 11. The road she has traveled can be best summed up by the scripture in the Bible from the book of 2 Corinthians 4:8 that reads, “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair.” London Breed has shown the world that in spite of tremendous adversity and obstacles, you too can overcome.

REVOLUTIONARY SLAVEHOLDERS By Oscar H Blayton Each year, many Americans celebrate the 4th of July. On that day in 1776, it is said that “The Land of the Free” was born. But the true historical significance of Independence Day has been smothered in hot dogs, barbecue ribs and potato salad. And fireworks distract us from contemplating the economic forces that served as midwife to the birth of this nation. Four hundred years ago, Europeans invaded the Atlantic coast of North America and fought each other and the indigenous peoples for control of the land. By 1763, the British had made deals or driven everyone else out so that they controlled the entire coast. This included Canada and Florida, which the British obtained by treaty from France and Spain, respectively, at the end of the Seven Years’ War – a global conflict waged by the colonial powers of Europe for control of the rest of the world. Nine years after Britain gained control of the entire Atlantic seaboard, its colonists in North America were rocked by the news of a decision in the British high court that sounded the death knell for chattel slavery in the British

Empire. This decision was the result of a case known as Somerset v. Stewart. James Somerset was a West African held in slavery by a Norfolk, Va., merchant and customs officer, Charles Stewart. Stewart had taken Somerset with him when he sailed to England on business in 1769. Somerset escaped in 1771 while in England, but Stewart recaptured him and had him imprisoned on a ship due to sail for Jamaica. Somerset had been baptized while in England and his godparents helped him sue for his release. The Lord Chief Justice of the high court ruled in 1772 that slavery was contrary to Common Law and therefore illegal in England. Somerset was freed, and the news spread quickly to America. By early 1773, enslaved African Americans began to petition for their release in courts in the colonies, hoping to repeat Somerset’s success. The slaveholding British colonists were alarmed at these developments and believed correctly that the British Empire was on the path to ending chattel slavery. By taking their “revolutionary” stance, the

colonists hoped to free themselves and their slave-based economy from the inevitable arrival of abolition in the Empire. Every red, white and blue

American knows the narrative of how the freedom loving Sons of Liberty threw off Britain’s yoke of oppression. Some narratives even recount faithful slaves cheering them on. PBS and others have reported

that 5,000 African Americans served in the Continental Army. But many thousands more ran away to fight for their own freedom with the British. The Revolutionary War did not end until two years after the Battle of Yorktown in 1781. As British troops were evacuating New York City in 1783, they took with them, from that port alone, 3,000 former slaves who had supported the crown. The names of these African Americans were documented in the “Book of Negroes” as they boarded the ships bound for Nova Scotia and the British West Indies. An accurate record of these former slaves was kept because of a dispute between George Washington and Sir Guy Carleton, the British commander in charge of the evacuation of New York. Southern colonials had insisted that the treaty ending the war include a provision for the return of escaped African Americans to their slaveholders. Carleton refused to comply with that provision and was backed up by Lord Frederick North, the British Secretary of State who wrote to him that transporting

the runaways from the land of their oppression was “certainly an act of justice due to them from us…” On the other hand, Washington and other slaveholders believed they had been robbed of what was rightfully theirs. After his first meeting with Carleton, Washington complained in a letter to the governor of Virginia: “[T]he slaves who have absconded from their masters will never be restored to them.” So, while you are enjoying your grilled burgers and fireworks on July 4th, take a moment to consider the facts of how and why this nation came to be. Maintaining slavery, as an economic institution, was the major driving force for the desire for Independence from England – at least for the Southern states. And it is fair to say that the Stars and Stripes were stitched together in large part by the sting of the lash upon black backs. It is important to accurately recall and understand these facts in our history if we hope to make meaningful progress towards a better future. Oscar H. Blayton is a former Marine Corps combat pilot and human rights activist who practices law in Virginia.


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OPED hatred. It’s so easy to kidnap children, indeed, to commit murder (usually called war) when you first dehumanize the designated enemy. Here, for instance, are the words of Leigh Valentine, speaking on a program called “Faith & Freedom”: “Rape after rape after rape. Children below 10 years old engaging in sexual activity. All kinds of sin and disgrace and darkness; the pit of the pits. So we’re not getting the top-of-the-line echelon people coming over this border, we’re getting criminals. I mean, total criminals that are so debased and their minds are just gone. They’re unclean, they’re murderers, they’re treacherous, they’re Godhaters.” What’s unnerving is that this is not just a marginal rant. I fear those who absorb such words control the levers of American power. These are the words that justified slavery and the genocide of Native Americans. They justified “Indian schools”—the boarding schools that native children were forced to attend, which ripped them from their families and their culture. A nd words to that effect have justified every war we’ve waged (even the “good ones” . . . World War II, the Civil War). You can’t don a uniform— whether Army fatigues or an ICE outfit—without dehumanizing the enemy of the moment. Back to the border, then, and the words of Elizabeth Warren: “We are people who believe in the worth of every human being.”

If this were true, what would it mean? At the very least, it would mean uprooting a lot of simplistic assumptions of what a nation is, and how, as a nation, we connect with the rest of the world. It would mean asking ourselves, for instance, why we “protect”

acknowledge our failings in this regard over the last two centuries, and begin groping for fundamental change. This is a foundational question. Perhaps it begins with a simple (and extremely complex) commitment: From now on, we dehumanize no one. What if all national policy were embedded in such a value? As we stood at our border, we would do so with awareness that the planet’s social order is evolving and humanity is uniting. We would understand that change begins here, with us, and the right to life doesn’t stop at this invisible line. Masha Gessen, writing recently in The New Yorker, points out that the Trump administration is defending its border policies by citing both the law and the Bible, and alleging that the Democrats want—oh, the horror!—open borders. “Sadly,” she writes, “this is not true: no voice audible in the American political mainstream is making the argument for open borders… “The existence of borders, and the need and right to police them, are among the unquestioned assumptions in the conversation.” Now is the time to challenge this stagnant, cruel assumption. Now is the time to stand at our border with something other than hatred and fear. Now is the time to declare to the world that no human being is illegal.

We are people who believe in the worth of every human being. Sen Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

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scar Robertson Wonders: 'Where Are the White Athletes?' “We are people who believe in the worth of every human being,” Elizabeth Warren said the other day, and I wondered for a moment what life would be like if that were true. The more crucial question, however, is: How can we make it true? Warren had just returned from McAllen, Texas, where she visited an “immigration processing center”—a place where desperate human beings are stirred into the border bureaucracy and separated into categories—immigrants, refugees, criminals—and

where children, including babies, are torn from their parents’ arms, possibly forever. This is “the law” at work here, and as we all know, “the law” is often the voice of racism and smug superiority, a tool of dominance and exploitation in the name of public order. This is American history: founded on the belief that some men are created equal and other men are less than human. And women clean house, have babies, do what they’re told. “There are children by themselves. I saw a six-monthold baby. Little girls, little boys,” Warren said. “Family units are together if it’s a very small child, but little girls who

are 12-years-old are taken away from their families and held separately. And they’re all on concrete floors in cages. There’s just no other way to describe it. They’re big, chainlink cages on cold concrete floors.” This is not what America stands for, she said. But except for a thin, vital strain of humanity and compassion— the abolitionists, the suffragettes, the civil rights movement—this is what America stands for. It usually does so with such quiet certainty no one even notices, except, of course, those on the wrong side of the “us vs. them” divide: the helpless ones who bear the brunt of our patriotic

our (Southern) border with such obsessive cruelty—and beginning to face the armed racism we have perpetrated for so long on the countries and people beyond that border. As Richard Eskow points out: “One question remains: Why did these children’s families leave home in the first place? Again, the answers lie, in large part, with U.S. policy. The United States government has intervened in the internal politics of Central American countries like Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador for more than a century. It has trained Latin American military officers in techniques that include illegal techniques of torture and interrogation, often at the U.S. Army’s School of the Americas… “Many of today’s immigrants seeking refuge from poverty, persecution, and violence aren’t just fleeing to (the) United States. In a real sense, they are also fleeing from it—or, more accurately, from the results of its actions in their home countries.” If we begin to value the worth of every human being, the first thing we must do is

Robert Koehler, syndicated by PeaceVoice, is a Chicago award-winning journalist.

It’s Time for Blacks to Pull the Trigger on Politics By Jeffrey L. Boney How often do we hear messages about the amount of money Black people spend every year as consumers? In a recent report by Nielsen titled, “Black Dollars Matter: The Sales Impact of Black Consumers,” the message was once again highlighted: While African Americans make up just 14 percent of the population, they are responsible for some $1.2 trillion in purchases annually. It is no secret that a significant amount of money flows through the hands of Black people annually, but what does that mean if Black people aren’t using their collective financial strength to change their overall situation in this country, or better yet, control their own destiny? According to a recent report by the Center for American Progress titled “Systematic Inequality: How America’s Structural Racism Helped Create the Black-White Wealth Gap,” White families in America. African Americans have about a tenth of The report also stated that improved access the wealth of White Americans. The report to higher education alone, while important, found that in 2016, the median wealth for will not be enough to create equal opportunity Blacks was $17,600, compared to the median in terms of wealth-building for all, but that wealth of Whites being $171,000. The report broad and persistent policy attention to wealth also found that even when Black people take creation can address this glaring inequity progressive steps such as pursuing higher between Blacks and Whites in this country. education, purchasing a home, or getting a The importance of Black people using good job or a better job, they are still falling their collective financial strength to way behind their White counterparts. The influence politics, while ensuring that report found that the wealth gap between necessary legislative Black and White families policies are passed in America is inextricably linked to America’s Blacks must understand and implemented, is more important in history of structural the power they truly 2018 than it has ever racism, and it came to the possess, as well as the been. However, Blacks conclusion that this gap is understand getting even worse. opportunity they have must the power they truly Now, while the to make a difference in possess, as well as the statistics and information opportunity they have in this report are 2018 and beyond. to make a difference alarming, there are in 2018 and beyond.In some things that Black "The Godfather Part III,” which is the third people can focus on to make things better installment of the classic trilogy, there was a and improve their overall situation. One of powerful scene in it that every Black person the most encouraging parts of the report should pay close attention to, in which young is that it emphasized the importance of Vincent Mancini-Corleone, played by actor having a focused approach on introducing Andy Garcia, becomes the mentee of aging targeted and necessary legislative policies, mafia Don Michael Corleone, played by that if implemented could ensure that Black veteran screen legend and Academy Award families are able to build the same wealth as

winner Al Pacino. In that scene, Vincent (Garcia), who is unfamiliar with politics, has a powerful exchange with an Italian mafia kingpin name Don Lucchesi, played by Italian actor Enzo Robutti, about politics and money. The exchange goes: Vincent Mancini: Don Lucchesi, you are a man of finance and politics. These things I don't understand. Don Lucchesi: You understand guns? Vincent Mancini: Yes. Don Lucchesi: Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger. In 2018, Black people have their hands on the money, but need to start using their resources to pull the trigger politically, by funding qualified political candidates, financing voter registration initiatives, creating political action committees, hosting political forums, challenging incumbents who don’t have their best interests at heart, and even running for political office themselves. The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a trade group that represents over 200 Black-owned media companies across the U.S., has a focus, in 2018, to register 5 million new, Black voters

before the midterm elections with the hopes of ensuring that candidates are elected in November and beyond who want to introduce legislation that would effectively close the wealth gap between Blacks and Whites and improve the quality of life for Blacks overall. There is much work to be done, but in order to see that type of change take place, Black people must get engaged in the political process, because everything that has positively and/or negatively impacted them in this country has been as a result of politics and legislation. All one has to do is review American history to see how Black people have consistently been systematically oppressed, and have been on the wrong side of legislative decisions since this country’s inception. Going as far back as the Constitution of the United States, which includes the “ThreeFifths Compromise,” one is able to see how Black people have been negatively impacted by laws that they did not originate and that have disenfranchised them. Also, if you look at federal, state and local legislation such as the Emancipation Proclamation; the Thirteenth Amendment; the Dred Scott Decision; the Brown v. Board of Education; Plessy v. Ferguson; the Jim Crow laws; lynching; sharecropping; literacy tests, poll taxes and other segregationist policies; Civil Rights Act of 1964; Voting Rights Act of 1965; the ‘War on Drugs’; the ‘Three Strikes Rule’; mandatory minimum sentencing; ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws; and the voter disenfranchisement changes that have come as a result of the Supreme Court decision in the Shelby v. Holder case, you will see an all-too-common thread of public policy introductions and legal actions that have either positively or negatively impacted Black people in this country. It is time for Black people to stop treating politics like a taboo subject, and start treating politics like the primary solution it is. It is time for Black people to pull the trigger on politics. Jeffrey L. Boney serves as Associate Editor and is an award-winning journalist for the Houston Forward Times newspaper. Jeffrey is a frequent contributor on the Nancy Grace Show and has a daily radio talk show called Real Talk with Jeffrey L. Boney.


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HEALTH

Saving the Earth with Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Artificial Intelligence (AI), defined as the capability of machines to imitate intelligent human behavior and learn from data, is considered by many to be the final frontier of computing. And environmentalists and tech companies are now harnessing the power of AI to service to the environment.

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O wit, Microsoft announced in December 2017 that it is expanding its “AI for Earth” program and committing $50 million over the next five years to put AI technologies in the hands of individuals and organizations working to solve global environmental challenges, including climate change as well as water, agriculture and biodiversity issues. Lucas Joppa, Microsoft’s first Chief Environmental Scientist, is convinced that AI is now mature enough and the global environmental crisis acute enough to justify the creation of an AI platform for the planet. “I believe that for every environmental problem, governments, non-profits, academia and the technology industry need to ask two questions: ‘How can AI help solve this?’ and ‘How can we facilitate the application

of AI?’,” Joppa said. breaking $300 million in damage The older, but rapidly in the U.S. alone. One Concern’s growing project, eBird, has been platform can predict the impacts demonstrating the power of coupling of climate change-driven events, human observers with AI algorithms and disasters such as earthquakes, to provide a source of reliable data floods and fires at a high degree of for scientists and resolution and accuracy environmental so that communities California’s One can better prepare and d e c i s i o n makers. Based Concern is utilizing respond. out of Cornell Damage from an AI technology University’s Lab earthquake can be of Ornithology, to identify and predicted with 85 eBird engages a percent accuracy within global network mitigate future risk 15 minutes, and flood of bird watchers stemming from damage is predicted to identify bird days ahead of storms. species and report natural disasters. Lastly, whale field their observations research is being through the revolutionized by AI eBird website or mobile app. Due to and drone technologies. “SnotBot,” the variability in the observations which doesn’t exactly sound the volunteers make, AI filters sophisticated, uses drones which observations through collected allow a vastly different approach to historical data to improve accuracy. whale research, flying well above the And now with over 500 million surface of the water where the whales bird observations recorded through are never touched or approached this global database, Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Computing Program is helping to allow calculations that used to take upwards of two to three weeks to now be accomplished in only hours. California’s One Concern is utilizing AI technology to identify and mitigate future risk stemming from natural disasters. Last year, natural disasters caused a record-

closely. Snotbots hover above a surfacing whale and collect the blow (or “snot”) exhaled from its lungs, then return back to researchers about a half mile away. Blow samples reveal a vast amount of biological data, including stress hormones and environmental toxins. Prior to SnotBot, data samples of wild

whales were gathered by shooting sampling darts from crossbows into the mammal from a loud boat. “It’s not just all about Silicon Valley building cool Silicon Valley things,” says Parley’s Ian Kerr who managed the SnotBot program. “It’s how AI could actually help us save the planet and solve scientific mysteries.”

Smart Power Grids

Clean Energy and Smart Grids: Where Are We Now? Hospital also earns top-5 rankings nationwide in four pediatric specialty categories in U.S. News & World Report's 2018-19 annual survey

Children’s Hospital LA Ranks Nationally Again

For decades, scientists have been warning us about global warming and the types of risks we face if we don’t change the way we treat the planet. Still, there are many skeptics who choose to chime in and spark a global warming debate. However, scientists continue to warn the public about global warming, backed with research and horrifying projections that the Earth could heat up to 2.5 degrees Fahrenheit, even if we make drastic changes, and 10 degrees if we don’t. Clearly, action is necessary. There are many sources of clean energy available — solar, wind, hydro — and while they each have their positive aspects, not all of them can compete with the energy sources we currently use. However, smart grids can make it possible to combine multiple types of renewable energy sources, and create a more powerful and comprehensive system. So where are we now with sustainable energy and smart grids? Sustainable Energy Sources It can be difficult to compare different energy sources, as they all fit into the energy and sustainability schemes differently. However, one way to do so is to break down the pros and cons of each type of energy source. Currently, we depend mainly on nonrenewable sources to provide us with energy, including petroleum, natural gas, and coal. These three types of energy all emit pollutants when burned, are nonrenewable resources, and can cause environmental damage.

However, sustainable and environment-friendly sources of energy are quickly gaining popularity. Solar, wind, and hydro power all provide virtually clean energy. Switching to these sustainable sources of energy is inevitable and can steer the fate of our planet to a more positive future, but it’s not a clear-cut process. Each type of power has its own downsides. For example, windmills can be lethal to birds that fly into the turbines, and hydro power requires dams to be built that can damage aquatic ecosystems. Another issue with these energy sources is that they aren’t available everywhere, and they aren’t as reliable as other sources. Wind turbines, for example, naturally have to be placed in areas with a lot of wind. Solar panels won’t be efficient in places that don’t have enough sunlight to harvest power. With the advancement of technology, however, scientists and engineers are coming up with ways to move past these obstacles. The Value of Smart Grids One major way to overcome the obstacles and shortcomings of sustainable energy sources is with smart grids. Smart grids aim to support and combine the energy from hydro, wind, and solar energy sources to provide a more comprehensive source of energy. Smart grids also work to make sure the energy is used in a balanced way to optimize its use and lower costs for users.

LOS ANGELES—For the second and research missions." new therapy for blood cancers. straight year, Children's Hospital Los Children's Hospital Los Angeles On June 12, CHLA and partner Angeles (CHLA) has been named the has been providing high-quality hospitals launched CureWorks, an top pediatric hospital in the western pediatric care in Southern California international effort to accelerate United States and No. 6 nationwide, for 117 years. Today, through more development of and access to according to U.S. News & World than half a million patient visits a immunotherapies for childhood Report Best Children's Hospitals year, families from all 50 states and cancer. rankings announced today. more than 50 countries look to CHLA • Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes CHLA also was named to U.S. to help children with heart defects, Care • In 2017, CHLA's Diabetes & News' Honor Roll of Best Children's brain disorders, spinal deformities, Obesity Program launched the first Hospitals for the 10th consecutive cancer and more. CHLA s physician Type 2 Diabetes Clinic in the nation year. The distinction recognizes elite expertise makes it the best choice for to focus solely on the unique needs of pediatric academic medical centers children, whether caring for infants youth with type 2 diabetes, providing with the largest, most comprehensive still in the womb or youth on the patients multidisciplinary support clinical programs that result in the best cusp of adulthood. in individual, group, home and health outcomes for their patients. CHLA is one of America's premier community settings. "An institution like Children's teaching hospitals, with care led by • Hypoplastic Left Heart Hospital Los Angeles can only achieve physicians who are faculty members Syndrome (HLHS) Consortium: decades of excellence in transformative of the Keck School of Medicine of the In February 2018, CHLA's Heart care through the unceasing compassion, University of Southern California. It Institute began treating patients in innovation and commitment to high- also is home to The Saban Research the first-ever multi-site clinical trial quality care by our talented doctors, Institute, which complements the using stem cells from umbilical cord nurses, researchers, technicians and hospital's innovative clinical care blood to delay or even prevent heart staff," says CHLA President and Chief with basic, translational and clinical failure in babies born with HLHS. Executive Officer • Global Brain Paul S. Viviano. Disorder Study: “We are constantly striving to be a pediatric On June 22, CHLA "As careful stewards of the health system that provides superior clinical Chief Scientific lives entrusted Officer Pat care in a compassionate manner.” to us, we are Levitt, PhD, coconstantly striving authored results —CHLA President and CEO Paul S. Viviano to be a pediatric of a landmark health system global study, that provides superior clinical care research performed by scientists, The Brainstorm Project, finding in a compassionate manner while physicians and nurses. that several psychiatric disorders • actively developing new treatments Of the many distinctions and including ADHD, bipolar disorder and new cures through translational elements of care delivery reviewed and schizophrenia • are deeply research efforts. We are honored that through the USNWR process, CHLA connected on a genetic level, which U.S. News & World Report yet again received regional and national could revolutionize how such acknowledges the work that we do attention for several key distinctions conditions are treated. to create hope and build healthier including: Additionally, CHLA's: futures." • Magnet Recognition: In 2017, • Liver Transplant Program has "U.S. News' Best Children's for the third straight time, the achieved the highest 3-year postHospitals Honor Roll is the industry American Nurses Credentialing transplant survival rate for programs standard for measuring a hospital's Center named CHLA a Magnet® in the western United States. ability to provide the best and safest Hospital. This distinction is given • Children's Orthopaedic Center pediatric care, says CHLA Chief only to the 8 percent of U.S. health conducted more pediatric spine Medical Officer James Stein, M.D., care organizations that demonstrate surgeries than any institution on the MSc. "To be ranked 'Best in the the highest quality patient care and West Coast. West' is a testament to the skill and nursing excellence. • Vision Center is one of only eight dedication of our clinicians and staff • CAR-T Cell Therapy: In sites nationwide currently approved to care for our patients and families, November 2017, CHLA became to treat a form of inherited childhood while being committed to training the first pediatric medical center in blindness using the first gene therapy and recruiting world-class physicians Southern California approved to ever approved for a genetic condition and nurses who support our clinical treat children with this revolutionary in the U.S.


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LOCAL ART NEWS

Traveling Artwork to be Unveiled At University Art Museum Long Beach, CA—The University Art Museum (UAM) at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) will launch a major traveling artwork by artist lauren woods, on September 16, 2018.

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HE artist will transform the museum into a monument that prompts consideration of the cultural circumstances under which AfricanAmericans have lost their lives in police encounters. The new-media artwork is an interactive sound installation, activated in the museum, streamed online, and broadcast at other partnering sites. The work provides a vehicle by which to analyze the complex relationship between constructed race, material violence, structural power, and monumentality itself. Evidence of police violence has gained exposure in recent years, piquing public interest in formal investigations of officer-involved

California Sues Nation’s Largest Student Loan Servicer By Don Thompson SACRAMENTO (AP)— California's attorney general announced he is suing the nation's largest student loan processor, alleging it is harming consumers by failing to properly service the debts. Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the state will sue Navient Corp., contending the Delaware-based company financially harmed thousands of Californians. He said the firm systematically and illegally failed to properly service federal student loans by steering borrowers to more expensive repayment plans, failing to tell them how to switch to incomedriven repayment plans or how those with disabilities could end their debts and misrepresenting how it handled payments. “No one should have their American dream shattered because some loan servicing company is cheating these future leaders of a chance to move ahead,” Becerra said, a Democrat running in the November election. Navient president and CEO Jack Remondi called the allegations unfounded and the lawsuit “another attempt to blame a single servicer for the failures of the higher education system and the federal student loan program to deliver desired outcomes.” “The need to blame someone has driven these lawsuits,” Remondi said in a statement citing the company's low default rates and high enrollment in alternative repayment programs. About 4.6 million Americans were in default on their student loans as of December, according to the Department of Education. That's more than double what it was four years ago, and more than 10 percent of the 42.8 million Americans who currently have a student loan backed by the department.

Portrait of lauren woods. Photo by Kim Harrington. fatal incidents. Woods examines police records and court transcripts in cases where police officers killed unarmed Black civilians, and focuses on what she terms “unBlack utterances”—claims of oral aggression by victims when there is no video documentation to corroborate. Woods argues, “These utterances bolster the claims of police officers, citing a ‘fear for their own lives,’ and ultimately attempt to justify the killings as lawful.” Woods, engaging sociolinguistic research and shared vernacular, suggests that some reports from white officers affirm stereotypical constructions of race rather than reflect the real lives of victims and the moment of encounter. To further highlight this discrepancy, woods hired Black actors, poets, and rappers to recite the reported phrases, and recorded

monument—installation rendering.

them. These session recordings installation will play simultaneously were transferred onto records and in other spaces beyond the museum set up on white turntables. Also and Cal State Long Beach campus. exhibited, on Black turntables, are Visitors unwittingly propagate this non-fictional records to play audio public intervention and actively of victims' actual final words. Each spread the stirring sound waves. turntable represents The project also one fatal incident. invites offsite We need more In total, visitors partners to host opportunities to will encounter a the live sound feed grid of twentyconnected to the talk about race, five turntables. physical sculpture. and this artwork They may pick up Anyone with access a needle and place creates space for that to the internet may it on any spinning host a remote live conversation. record to activate stream, thereby the sound sculpture. participating in University Art Museum Whether they and expanding the director Kimberli Meyer choose to listen to spatial reach of the one record, two in monument. The opposition, or many in a cacophony, project will grow as it moves from the soundscape reflects a lack of one host site to another through resolution between narratives. travel. The sound emitted from the Monument is organized by UAM

director Kimberli Meyer, and she emphasizes its potential to spark discourse. “We need more opportunities to talk about race, and this artwork creates space for that conversation.” As a reconsideration of the architecture of commemoration in public space, the project is a fitting one for the former head of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House. The exhibition aligns well with the director's vision, which is to “champion art and artists, aim for inclusive hospitality, and commit to developing an anti-racist practice in all spheres of museum activity.” In addressing issues of diversity and equity, the UAM stands with museum best practices that set an example of civic responsibility in seeking to uphold equal representation and access in the arts.

Two LA County Civic Art Projects Recognized By American for the Arts Stoneview Nature Center and MLK Recuperative Care Center Artist-in-Residence Among Honorees

On Friday, June 15, Americans for the Arts honored 49 outstanding public arts projects created in 2017, including the LA County ArtistIn-Residence at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recuperative Care Center (MLK RCC) and a civic artwork at the Stoneview Nature Center. The projects were chosen through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. Selected by public art experts, the roster of projects was unveiled at Americans for the Arts’ (AFTA) Annual Convention in Denver. "2018 marks the fourth year in a row that Arts Commission projects have been recognized by AFTA, and it is a great honor to be recognized once again," said LA County Arts Commission Executive Director Kristin Sakoda. "As the definition of public art continues to evolve, projects like these that focus on community feedback and participation represent the exciting shapes it can take." For the Artist-In-Residence project, visual artist Sandy Rodriguez was placed at the MLK RCC, which

provides interim housing to help ways in which creativity can be part stabilize homeless patients in LA of the healing process." County who would otherwise remain The Stoneview Nature Center in the hospital without a suitable was designed as a five-acre urban discharge option. The residence itself sanctuary with a focus on health, consisted of two phases: the environment, and community. For phase one, Rodriguez worked It’s located in Culver City, near the with the Department of Health Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook. The Services to develop and implement artist group, Fallen Fruit, which an art program that helped support consists of artists David Burns and patients’ transition into housing Austin Young, has created a civic from the hospital. In phase two, artwork for the site that focuses on she developed a food, community program for clients I hope to encourage and local history at the MLK RCC more engagements through the multito create artworks part project. of this type across to adorn the walls As part of the of the MLK RCC. developmental [LA] county. As part of this process Fallen Fruit phase, staff also organized a series of Artist Sandy Rodriguez participated with community events. the goal of learning techniques that From these events they developed they can then integrate into future the Stoneview Neighborhood Score, in-house developed programs. a collection of quotations derived "I hope to encourage more from residents of local Blair Hill engagements of this type across Community that is paired with [LA] county,” said Rodriguez. “The personal photos, family portraits and twenty-two collaborative workshops historic images to create a permanent I facilitated at the MLK RCC, created artwork located in the lobby of the a space of care and community for Center. the staff and clients who participated Outside the lobby, visitors can in them. This project demonstrates tour a garden of “living sculptures”

that feature different species of fruit trees and California native plants where they are invited by the artists to "Taste [the fruit], share it with a friend, and leave some for the next person to enjoy." Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. With offices in Washington, D.C., and New York City, it has a record of more than 55 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Additional information is available at AmericansForTheArts.org The Los Angeles County Arts Commission fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County. The Commission provides leadership in cultural services for the County, encompassing 88 municipalities, including funding and job opportunities, professional development and general resources. For more information, visit lacountyarts.org


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NEWS

Sweeping Data Privacy Bill Approved in California By Sophia Bollag

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HE law will compel SACRAMENTO (AP)— companies to California will soon have tell customers upon request what personal what experts call the nation's most far-reaching data they've collected, why it was collected and what law to give consumers categories of third parties have more control over their received it. personal data under a bill The new law will take effect the governor last week. Jan. 1, 2020, and lawmakers

say they will likely make alterations to improve the policy before then. Consumers will also be able to ask companies to delete their information and refrain from selling it. It's similar to data privacy regulation in the European Union, which also aims to give consumers control over use of

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their data. The California bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will apply only to California consumers. However, internet users in other states will likely see changes, said Cynthia Larose, a cybersecurity expert at the law firm Mintz Levin. “It's going to be impractical for companies to maintain two separate sets of privacy protections—one for California and one for everyone else,” she said. The move by California came after large breaches in recent years at companies including Target and Equifax. Facebook also has faced intense scrutiny amid revelations that Republican-linked consulting firm Cambridge Analytica collected data from millions of Facebook users without their knowledge. The bill by Assemblyman Ed Chau, an Arcadia Democrat, gives companies the ability to offer discounts to customers who allow their data to be sold and charge those who opt out a reasonable amount based on how much the company makes selling the information. It also bars companies from selling data from children younger than 16 without ACROSS 1. Baseball player's sole feature 6. Bug repellant 9. Surfer's stop 13. Wraparound house feature 14. "Back To The Future" actress 15. Hello in 50th state 16. Join forces 17. Banned insecticide 18. Reduce 19. *Mythological underground humanoids 21. *Rapid transit 23. King's title, abbr. 24. Top of the Capitol 25. 1960s altered state inducer 28. Bone-dry 30. Lumberjack's tool 35. At the apex 37. Accepted behavior 39. Samurai dagger 40. Of low density 41. Relish tastebuds' sensation 43. Embarkation location 44. Laundry room appliance 46. Make someone angry 47. Unsubscriber's focus 48. *Underground, adj. 50. Tarot card reader, e.g. 52. First responders' acronym 53. Victoria Beckham, formerly 55. Chill, with "out" 57. *Animal house 60. *Cold storage 63. Body trunk 64. ____-Wan Kenobi 66. Packers QB 68. Russians, e.g. 69. Benatar or Boone, e.g. 70. *"The ____," by "Notes from the Underground" author 71. Explore by touch 72. Infection of the eye 73. *Six feet under preceder? DOWN 1. PC "brain" 2. Like a maxi skirt

3. Poetic name of Ireland 4. Cast member 5. Topic of discussion, pl. 6. One of auto pioneers 7. U.S. central bank 8. ____, Stinky and Stretch 9. Like Food movement 10. Home of the Hawkeyes 11. People in general 12. It's got an outer, middle and inner 15. Even though 20. Not odds 22. One behind the plate 24. Ascetic Muslim monk 25. Hog fat, pl. 26. Rubberneck 27. Not Ionic or Corinthian 29. Lion's warning 31. "Lights out" signal 32. Kind of wading bird

33. It included Mr. T 34. *Beneficial garden invertebrates 36. Jury colleague 38. *Contrary to popular belief, it's not blind 42. "Superman" Christopher 45. Copies, for short 49. Likewise 51. Put down again, past tense 54. Same as swaps 56. Clearing in the woods 57. Cowboy's necktie 58. Russia's ____ Mountains 59. Please get back to me 60. *Where you'll find 21 Across 61. Operatic solo 62. *Plant organ 63. Cough syrup amt. 65. *Cave flyer 67. Utmost degree

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consent. “We in California are taking a leadership position with this bill,” said Sen. Bob Hertzberg, a Van Nuys Democrat who co-authored the bill. “I think this will serve as an inspiration across the country.” Brown signed the measure just hours after lawmakers passed it with no dissenting votes in a last-minute scramble to convince San Francisco real estate developer Alastair Mactaggart to remove a similar initiative from consideration for the November ballot ahead of a Thursday deadline. Mactaggart spent $3 million on the related initiative but withdrew it shortly after the law was signed. Voter-enacted initiatives are much harder to alter than laws passed through the legislative process. Given the significance and complexity of the issue, supporters and even many opponents said they wanted legislators to pass the bill instead of allowing the initiative to move forward so lawmakers can more easily change it in the future. Lawmakers suggested the bill will need amendments. Republican Assemblyman

Jay Obernolte of Hesperia said he thinks the parts of the bill allowing people to sue companies over data breaches are too broad. Although the bill is aimed at regulating internet and tech companies, some opponents say it could have unintended consequences on other industries. A lobbyist for the newspaper industry, for example, said he worried the bill could harm news reporting by allowing subjects of negative investigative stories to prevent publication. Lawmakers said that's not the bill's intent. TechNet, a technology lobbying group, urged lawmakers to improve the law before it takes effect “so it provides meaningful privacy protections for Californians while also allowing all the benefits and opportunities consumers expect from U.S. technology to continue.” “Policymakers around the country looking at what California has done on this issue should understand that the California Legislature's work is far from finished and that this law remains a work in progress,” the group said in a statement.

said: "When people come into our Country illegally, we must IMMEDIATELY

escort them back out without going through years of legal maneuvering. Our laws are the dumbest anywhere in the world. Republicans want Strong Borders and no Crime. Dems want Open Borders and are weak on Crime!" At least 20 people participated in a counterprotest by the group L.A. County for Trump at the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles that was also shares on Facebook and YouTube. The emphasized that similar border enforcement actions were taken during the Obama and Bush administrations but didn't draw the outcry the Trump measures have. They also carried posters and wore T-shirts commemorating who have been killed by undocumented immigrants."

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Trump addressed the issue with a Tweet at around 12:45 p.m. Saturday that

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NEWS Lawmakers Announce Deal to Halt Lead Paint Ballot Measure SACRAMENTO (AP)— Paint companies withdrew an initiative last week from the November ballot that would have limited their liability for lead paint cleanup and authorized billions of dollars in state bonds to pay for it.

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HE decision came just ahead of the deadline to withdraw initiatives. Legislative leaders said it was the result of talks to avoid an expensive initiative battle and “ensure a thoughtful process to address the significant problems arising from the existence of lead paint in older homes across the state.” Lawmakers, the paint

companies and other interested parties agreed to work together toward a resolution before the end of the legislative session in September, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, both Democrats, said in a statement. “We appreciate the efforts of all involved,” they said. Kendall Klingler, a spokeswoman for the paint industry's ballot measure committee, said in a statement that the group will work with lawmakers on a policy “putting more money in the hands of homeowners faster through a responsible statewide program.” Three major paint companies financed the initiative after court rulings declared lead paint to be a public nuisance and required them to pay for cleanup. The ballot measure would have

shifted the cost to clean up homes from the paint companies to California taxpayers. Democratic lawmakers agreed to drop at least some of the halfdozen bills they'd introduced targeting paint companies in retaliation for the initiative. Other issues remain under discussion, including liability for homes that were not part of the court case, said Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco. “Let's not forget that the real issue here is getting lead paint out of homes,” said Assemblyman Tim Grayson, D-Concord. Courts ruled in favor of 10 California cities and counties that argued ConAgra, NL Industries and Sherwin-Williams knowingly endangered public health by advertising and selling lead paint. A Santa Clara County judge

found lead paint to be a public nuisance and required the three companies to pay $1.15 billion for abatement. A state Court of Appeal in November upheld the finding of public nuisance but said the companies only have to pay for abatement in homes built before 1951. The final bill for those homes has not yet been determined but is expected to reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars. The industry-backed ballot measure would have declared that lead paint is not a public nuisance, wiping out the liability from the existing lawsuit and any others filed by other cities or counties under the same legal theory. It included a $2 billion bond for lead abatement to be repaid from the state general fund for an average of $110 million a year for 35 years.

Judges Thrust into Debate Over Trump’s Immigration Policies

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OS ANGELES—Inside a small courtroom, a half-dozen immigrant teens and their families sat anxiously on wooden benches awaiting their immigration court hearing. An attorney for a nonprofit gave a quick overview in Spanish of U.S. immigration law and what they needed to do: Speak loudly. Ask for clarification if you don’t understand something. Be honest with the judge about what drove you to travel to the United States. Moments later, Judge Lori Bass peered at the crowd through red-rimmed eyeglasses and in a gentle voice asked the children their names, ages and if they were attending school, which many answered with a resounding “yes” in English. She then turned her attention to the moms, dads and uncles sitting beside them. “The purpose of these proceedings is to see whether the children can stay in the United States or whether they have to leave the United States,” she said. “This is extremely important,

and you really need to understand everything.” The same scene that played out in a Los Angeles courtroom is encountered each year by thousands of Central American children who travel through Mexico and get caught trying to cross the U.S. border. In most cases, they are sent to live with relatives already in the United States. But the U.S. government still tries to deport them, and many of their fates are decided by the country’s 335 immigration judges. In recent weeks, the judges have been thrust into the center of the political controversy over President Donald Trump’s immigration policy that separated more than 2,000 immigrant children from their parents. The administration has announced production quotas for the judges, who are lawyers hired by the Department of Justice. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has narrowed the conditions they can consider for asylum, which could affect many Central American cases.

And last week, Trump questioned on Twitter the need for judges for these cases at all by posting: “When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came.” He also recently lashed out at a proposal in Congress to hire more immigration judges to address a chronic backlog of cases, saying an expansion of the bench would lead to “graft.” The National Association of Immigration Judges issued a statement stressing the importance of their jobs, especially when considering asylum cases that can be life-or-death decisions for immigrants facing persecution in their homeland. “This is not traffic court. A mistake on an asylum case can result in jail, torture or a death sentence,” Judge A. Ashley Tabaddor, the association’s president, said in a statement. The group opposes the quotas, fearing judges will rush through hearings to try to protect their government jobs.

Minimum Wage Hike Coming to L.A., Pasadena, Malibu LOS ANGELES—The minimum wage in the city of Los Angeles was raised Sunday, the third such hike since Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a measure in 2015 that will gradually increase it to $15 per hour by 2020. Hikes are also coming to unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, Pasadena, Santa Monica and Malibu. The minimum wage in the cities and unincorporated areas for businesses with 26 or more employees is moving up to $13.25 per hour from $12 per hour, and to $12 per hour from $10.50 per hour for businesses with 25 or few employees. The California minimum wage is $11 an hour for businesses with 26 employees or more, and $10.50 for smaller ones.

Fire Breaks Out in Containers Near Commercial Building in South El Monte SOUTH EL MONTE—Firefighters Wednesday snuffed out a fire that broke out amid hundreds of containers stored in a yard near a commercial building in the South El Monte area. The fire was reported at 12:35 p.m. in the 1800 block of Chico Avenue, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Two firefighters who suffered minor injuries were taken to a hospital to be checked out and are OK, the fire department reported. Firefighters went into a defensive mode, and worked to prevent the flames from spreading to structures. The fire burned amid about 500 barrels containing an unknown substance, a dispatcher said. A helicopter dropped water on the fire, which broke out near a homeless encampment, according to reports from the scene. The fire was knocked down at 1:40 p.m., the fire department reported.

Your child’s dreams are like stars: If he chooses them as his guides, he can reach his destiny.

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LEGAL T.S. No. 036119-CA APN: 6147-017-001 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/18/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On 7/10/2018 at 10:30 AM, CLEAR RECON CORP., as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 10/25/2007, as Instrument No. 20072416571, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Los Angeles County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: IDELLA MCDOWELL, AS SURVIVING TRUSTEE OF THE JERRY AND IDELLA MCDOWELL FAMILY TRUST, DATED DEC 08 1999 WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: BEHIND THE FOUNTAIN LOCATED IN CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 400 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, POMONA, CA 91766 all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: THE WEST 62 FEET OF THAT PART OF LOT 3 OF THE BRINKERHOFF TRACT, AS PER MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 2 PAGE 16 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT; THENCE WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT, 1663.5 FEET; THENCE SOUTH PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT, 236 FEET, FOR THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT, 236.16 FEET TO A POINT IN THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT; THENCE WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT, 124.14 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT, 236.16 FEET; THENCE EAST PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT, 124.14 FEET TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1636 E 126TH ST COMPTON, CA 90222-1108 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $481,044.14 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at

the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (844) 4777869 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.STOXPOSTING.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 036119-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (844) 4777869 CLEAR RECON CORP. 4375 Jutland Drive San Diego, California 92117 SchId:71486 AdId:23847 CustId:670 -----------NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE Recording requested by: TS No. CA-17-797018-NJ Order No.: 8719984 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/7/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the accrued principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor (s): LOUISE LIAS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 12/13/2007 as Instrument No. 20072736371 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, California; Date of Sale: 8/7 /2018 at 10:00 AM Place of Sale: Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 Amount of accrued balance and other charges: $356,682.48 The purported property address is: 908-910 NORTH TAMARIND AVE., COMPTON, CA 90222 Assessor's Parcel No. : 6166-013-012 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-9390772 for information regarding the trustee's sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan. com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the trustee: CA-17-797018-NJ. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the trustee is unable to convey title for any

reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the mortgagor, the mortgagee, or the mortgagee's attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right's against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-6457711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-17-797018-NJ IDSPub #0141549 6/27/2018 7/4/2018 7/11/2018 SchId:71496 AdId:23851 CustId:608 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF AMBROSIO OLIVEROS DELGADO Case No. 18STPB05212 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of AMBROSIO OLIVEROS DELGADO A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Jaime Cornejo in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Jaime Cornejo be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on July 6, 2018 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 2D located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: MARIA N KABAYAN ESQ SBN 315001 JT LEGAL GROUP APC 801 N BRAND BLVD STE 1130 GLENDALE CA 91203 CN950201 DELGADO Jun 20,27, Jul 4, 2018 SchId:71595 AdId:23882 CustId:65 -----------TSG No.: 170417704 TS No.: CA1700281977 FHA/VA/PMI No.: 0006741831 APN: 6146-011-031 Property Address: 926-928 WEST 131ST STREET COMPTON, CA 90222 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 06/12/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 08/02/2018 at 10:00 A.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 06/19/2006, as Instrument No. 06 1336636, in book , page , , of Official Records

in the office of the County Recorder of LOS ANGELES County, State of California. Executed by: Luis Ramon Ruiz Ramirez, a single man, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S CHECK/ CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) Behind the fountain located in Civic Center Plaza, 400 Civic Center Plaza, Pomona CA 91766 All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 6146-011-031 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 926-928 WEST 131ST STREET, COMPTON, CA 90222 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $343,837.31. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916)939-0772 or visit this Internet Web http:// search.nationwideposting.com/ propertySearchTerms.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case CA1700281977 Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: First American Title Insurance Company 4795 Regent Blvd, Mail Code 1011F Irving, TX 75063 First American Title Insurance Company MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FOR TRUSTEES SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916)939-0772NPP0334664 To: COMPTON BULLETIN 06/20/2018, 06/27/2018, 07/04/2018 SchId:71617 AdId:23889 CustId:68 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF FERNANDO FERNANDEZ Case No. 18STPB05182 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of FERNANDO FERNANDEZ A PETITION FOR PROBATE

has been filed by MYRIAM FERNANDEZ ALVARADO in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that MYRIAM FERNANDEZ ALVARADO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on July 5, 2018 at 8:30 AM in Dept. No. 9 located at 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: JEFFREY D GOLD ESQ SBN 19079 LAW OFFICE OF JEFFREY D GOLD 12749 NORWALK BLVD STE 100 NORWALK CA 90650 CN950370 FERNANDEZ Jun 20,27, Jul 4, 2018

expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of trusts created by said Deed of Trust, towit $253,820.90 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election of Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 6/20/2018 CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALIST, as Trustee 8190 EAST KAISER BLVD., ANAHEIM HILLS, CA 92808 PHONE: 714-283-2180 FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION LOG ON TO: www.stoxposting.com CALL: 844-477-7869 PATRICIO S. INCE’, VICE PRESIDENT CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALIST IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. “NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed or trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, SchId:71620 AdId:23890 the rescheduled time and date for CustId:65 the sale of this property, you may call -----------844-477-7869, or visit this internet Web site www.stoxposting.com, Title Order No. using the file number assigned to 160022387 Trustee Sale No. this case T.S.# 81437. Information 81437 Loan No. 399104190 about postponements that are very APN 6186-016-022 NOTICE OF short in duration or that occur close TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN in time to the scheduled sale may DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF not immediately be reflected in the TRUST DATED 7/8/2015. UNLESS telephone information or on the YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT Internet Web site. The best way YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE to verify postponement information SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU is to attend the scheduled sale.” NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALISTS NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS Attn: Teri Snyder 8190 East Kaiser AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD Blvd. Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 CONTACT A LAWYER. On 7/18/2018 at 10:30 AM, SchId:71710 AdId:23924 CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALISTS as CustId:670 the duly appointed Trustee under and -----------pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 7/17/2015 as Instrument No. NOTICE OF PETITION 20150866806 in book N/A, page TO ADMINISTER ESTATE N/A of official records in the Office OF:
FOREST L. BROWN, JR.
CASE of the Recorder of Los Angeles NO. 18STPB05733 County, California, executed by: To all heirs, beneficiaries, ANTONIO GONZALES, A SINGLE creditors, contingent creditors, and MAN , as Trustor ATHAS CAPITAL persons who may otherwise be GROUP, INC. , as Beneficiary interested in the WILL or estate, or WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION both of FOREST L. BROWN, JR.. TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR A PETITION FOR PROBATE CASH (payable at time of sale in has been filed by KIM L. BROWN lawful money of the United States, AND LESLIE R. BROWN in the by cash, a cashier’s check drawn Superior Court of California, County by a state or national bank, a of LOS ANGELES. check drawn by a state or federal THE PETITION FOR PROBATE credit union, or a check drawn by requests that KIM L. BROWN AND a state or federal savings and loan LESLIE R. BROWN be appointed association, savings association, or as personal representative to savings bank specified in section administer the estate of the 5102 of the Financial Code and decedent. authorized to do business in this THE PETITION requests state). At: Behind the fountain authority to administer the located in Civic Center Plaza estate under the Independent located at 400 Civic Center Plaza, Administration of Estates Act with Pomona, CA 91766, NOTICE OF limited authority. (This authority will TRUSTEE’S SALE – continued all allow the personal representative to right, title and interest conveyed to take many actions without obtaining and now held by it under said Deed court approval. Before taking certain of Trust in the property situated in very important actions, however, said County, California described the personal representative will the land therein: LOT 10 OF TRACT be required to give notice to 14970, IN THE CITY OF COMPTON, interested persons unless they have COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, waived notice or consented to the STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AS PER proposed action.) The independent MAP RECORDED IN BOOK 394, administration authority will be PAGE 28 AND 29 OF MAPS IN granted unless an interested person THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY files an objection to the petition and RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. shows good cause why the court The property heretofore described is should not grant the authority. being sold “as is”. The street address A HEARING on the petition will and other common designation, if be held in this court as follows: any, of the real property described 07/23/18 at 8:30AM in Dept. 2D above is purported to be: 2019 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS NORTH STONEACRE AVENUE ANGELES, CA 90012 COMPTON, CA 90221. The IF YOU OBJECT to the granting undersigned Trustee disclaims of the petition, you should appear any liability for any incorrectness at the hearing and state your of the street address and other objections or file written objections common designation, if any, shown with the court before the hearing. herein. Said sale will be made, Your appearance may be in person but without covenant or warranty, or by your attorney.


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LEGAL IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner DAVID SARAZEN - SBN 242721 LAW OFFICE OF DAVID SARAZEN 38180 DEL WEBB BLVD PMB 83 PALM DESERT CA 92211 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/18 CNS-3147353# THE COMPTON BULLETIN SchId:71729 AdId:23930 CustId:61 -----------CITY OF COMPTON MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENT

WATER

NOTICE INVITING BIDS SEALED BIDS will be received in the office of the City Clerk, Compton City Hall, 205 South Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, California 90220, until 10:00 A.M., on Thursday, July 5, 2018, for the furnishing and delivery of STORE SUPPLIES FOR THE STOCKING OF THE WATER UTILITY DIVISION’S WAREHOUSE, which includes the furnishing of all labor, materials, equipment and services required to complete the project. SEALED BIDS will be received in the office of the City Clerk, Compton City Hall, 205 South Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, California 90220, until 10:20 A.M. Thursday, July 5, 2018, and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud for the FURNISHING AND DELIVERY OF RPM POLYMER CONSTRUCTION METER BOXES AND COVERS, including all labor, materials, equipment and service required for the project. SEALED BIDS will be received in the office of the City Clerk, Compton City Hall, 205 South Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, California 90220, until 10:10 A.M., Thursday, July 5, 2018, and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud for the FURNISHING AND DELIVERY OF LEAD FREE MULTIJET OR POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT WATER METERS, including all labor, materials, equipment and service required for the project. SEALED BIDS will be received in the office of the City Clerk, Compton City Hall, 205 South Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, California 90220, until 10:15 A.M., Thursday, July 5, 2018 and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud for the REPAIR, MAINTENANCE, TESTING AND CALIBRATING OF LARGE COMPOUND METERS, including all labor, materials, equipment and/or services required for the project. SEALED BIDS will be received in the office of the City Clerk, Compton City Hall, 205 South Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, California 90220, until 10:05 A.M., Thursday, July 5, 2018 and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud for the FURNISHING AND DELIVERY OF FIRE HYDRANTS AND GATE VALVES, including all labor, materials, equipment and/or services required for the project. NOTICE INVITING BIDS COMPTON MUNICIPAL WATER DEPARTMENT PAGE 2 Each bid must be submitted on the proposal form furnished by the City of Compton, and each bid must include all the items shown on said form. Bid packets are available for pick up in the Water Utility Division Office, Compton City Hall, 205 South Willowbrook Avenue, Compton, CA. All prices shall be final price throughout the fiscal year. Midyear price increases will not be honored. Attention of bidders is called to the City of Compton’s regulations requiring contractors to file NonDiscrimination Compliance Report with their bids. The City Council of the City of Compton reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to accept the bid most favorable to the City. The City of Compton desires a fair, equitable, competitive and timely contract award. Therefore, from the time the City issues the Request for Proposal and until the City Council receives City Staff’s recommendation for contract award, all contact with the City shall be through: City of Compton

Public Works/Municipal Utilities Department Water Utility Division 205 South Willowbrook Avenue Compton, CA 90220 KENNETH HOLCOMS INTERM WATER MANAGER During this period of restricted contact, any attempt by a proposing firm, its representative or agent to contact, lobby, or make a representation to a member of the City Council, or any other official, employee, or agent of the City will be grounds for disqualification. ALITA GODWIN, CMC CITY CLERK Publish:

June 20, 27, 2018

SchId:71749 AdId:23936 CustId:314 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF:
JACK JOHNSON, JR.
CASE NO. 18STPB05755 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of JACK JOHNSON, JR.. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by GWENDOLYN JOHNSON in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that GWENDOLYN JOHNSON be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 07/25/18 at 8:30AM in Dept. 9 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner MATTHEW R. STIDHAM - SBN 316304 THE LEGACY LAWYERS, PC 10221 SLATER AVENUE, SUITE 106 FOUNTAIN VALLEY CA 92708 BSC 215898 7/4, 7/11, 7/18/18 CNS-3148921# THE COMPTON BULLETIN SchId:71790 AdId:23947 CustId:61 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF:
MARY A. PARKER
CASE NO. 18STPB05606 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of MARY A. PARKER. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by SANDRA PARKER in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that DARNELL PARKER, JR. be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the

proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 07/19/18 at 8:30AM in Dept. 4 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner BRIAN C. MILES - SBN 214329 LAW OFFICE OF MILES & HATCHER, LLP 9121 HAVEN AVENUE, SUITE 290 RANCHO CUCAMONGA CA 91730 7/4, 7/11, 7/18/18 CNS-3149260# THE COMPTON BULLETIN SchId:71796 AdId:23949 CustId:61 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF:
JAMES E. PARKER
CASE NO. 18STPB05601 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of JAMES E. PARKER. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by SANDRA PARKER in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that DARNELL PARKER, JR. be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act with limited authority. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 07/23/18 at 8:30AM in Dept. 2D located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner BRIAN C. MILES - SBN 214329 LAW OFFICE OF MILES & HATCHER, LLP 9121 HAVEN AVENUE, SUITE 290 RANCHO CUCAMONGA CA 91730 7/4, 7/11, 7/18/18 CNS-3149270#

THE COMPTON BULLETIN SchId:71799 AdId:23950 CustId:61 -----------NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF:
ROSE ELLEN HOPKINS
CASE NO. 18STPB05949 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of ROSE ELLEN HOPKINS. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by APRIL T. HOPKINS in the Superior Court of California, County of LOS ANGELES. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that APRIL T. HOPKINS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 07/30/18 at 8:30AM in Dept. 9 located at 111 N. HILL ST., LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner KARIANN VOORHEES - SBN 295290 VOORHEES & RATZLAFF LAW GROUP 13831 ROSWELL AVE. STE D CHINO CA 91710 7/4, 7/11, 7/18/18 CNS-3149494# THE COMPTON BULLETIN SchId:71802 AdId:23951 CustId:61 -----------ORDINANCE NO. 2,299 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COMPTON AMENDING SECTION 2-1.16 OF CHAPTER II OF THE COMPTON MUNICIPAL CODE TO ELIMINATE THE SELECTION OF THE MAYOR PRO TEM ON A ROTATIONAL BASIS I, Alita L. Godwin, City Clerk of the City of Compton, hereby certify that the foregoing Ordinance was duly adopted by the City Council of the City of Compton, signed by the Mayor and attested by the City Clerk at a regular meeting thereof held on the 26th day of June, 2018. That said Ordinance was adopted by the following vote, to wit: AYES: COUNCIL MEMBERSZURITA, GALVAN, MC COY NOES: COUNCIL MEMBERSSHARIFF, BROWN ABSENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS- NONE ABSTAIN: COUNCIL MEMBERS- NONE The full text of this ordinance is available at no charge from the Office of the City Clerk, (310) 605-5530. SchId:71805 AdId:23952 CustId:314 -----------REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) TO PERFORM FOR TRANSPORTATION GRANTS MANAGEMENT AND GRANTS ADMINISTRATION SERVICES IN THE CITY OF COMPTON, CALIFORNIA The City of Compton Public Works Department is requesting Request for Proposals (RFP) from consultants for transportation grants management and grants administration services for City awarded grants within the City limits. This RFP describes the proposal

format, submittal requirements, preliminary scope of services, project schedule, the minimum information that must be included in the proposal, and the selection process. Failure to submit the Proposal in accordance with the procedures outlined maybe cause for disqualification. Requirements for this RFP are enclosed. In order to be considered in the selection process, interested parties shall submit five (5) copies of their Proposal and one digital copy on CD or USB drive no later than 5:00 PM, July 12, 2018 to: City of Compton City Clerk’s Office 205 South Willowbrook Avenue Compton, CA 90220 Attention: Mr. John D. Strickland, Jr., Project Manager Late proposals will not be accepted. Any questions should be directed to: Mr. John D. Strickland, Jr. Project Manager Office Phone: 310.605.5505 Email: jstrickland@comptoncity. org Sincerely, Alita Godwin City Clerk Publish:

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SchId:71812 AdId:23955 CustId:314 -----------NOTICE INVITING BIDS Sealed bids will be received at the office of the Board of Directors, the Sativa Los Angeles County Water District ("District"), Owner of the Work, located at 2015 East Hatchway Street, Compton California 90222, until 11:00 A.M. on Friday, July 27, 2018 and on the same day shortly thereafter, they will be publicly opened and read for the "Paulsen Avenue Water Main Phase 2 - Project No. 106 -WTR" in accordance with the Specifications therefor. Bids must be made on the forms provided for this purpose, addressed to the Board of Directors, Sativa Los Angeles County Water District, marked "Bid For," followed by the title of the project and the date and hour for submitting bids. Bids are required for the entire work as described in the Bid Schedule, the Plans, and the Specifications. Mandatory PreBid Meeting: There will be a Mandatory PreBid meeting on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., at the Owner's Office. Description of Work: The work consists of constructing an 8-inch water main in Paulsen Avenue from E. Hatchway Street to E. Shauer Street, in Wilmington Avenue from W. 138th Street to W. 139th Street (Optional Bid Item), and related appurtenance including, valves, blow offs, fire hydrants, connecting to the existing mains and lateral to Liberty Intertie, and main abandonment per the Plans and Specification. Completion of work: All work to be done under this contract shall be completed within sixty (60) calendar days, beginning on the date stipulated in the written "Notice to Proceed" to be issued by the District. Obtaining Contract Documents: Plans, specifications, and contract documents may be obtained for a nonrefundable fee of $20 or requested by mail for a nonrefundable fee of $30 at the Sativa Los Angeles County Water District, 2015 East Hatchway Street, Compton California 90222, (310) 631 8176. Bids will not be considered unless they are made on a proposal form furnished in the Contract Documents by the District. Each bid must be accompanied by cash, certified check, cashier's check NIB-1 or bidder's bond, made payable to the District for an amount equal to at least ten percent (10%) of the amount bid, such guarantee to be forfeited should the bidder to whom the Contract is awarded fail to enter into the Contract. All bids shall be valid for a period of 150 days after District's bid opening date, notwithstanding any award of Contract by the District to another bidder. Attention is directed to Government Code Sections 4590 and 14402.5 permitting the substitution of specified and approved securities for contract retention of funds. All such securities shall be subject to the review and approval of the Attorney for the District. Contractor License: Bids will not be accepted from Contractors who are not adequately licensed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9, Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code of the State of California. The Contractor shall possess a current Class "A" General Engineering Contractor's License. The licenses must be held by the Contractor at the time the bid is submitted, at the time the Contract is awarded, and at all times during

Drivers, CDLA: Owner Operator Oppty's! Solo: Gross Potential of $175K Annually. Team: Gross Potential of $350K Annually. NoTouch Freight. Weekly Settlements. Sign On, Safety, Mileage Bonuses! Call CEVA: 844-205-7871 SchId:71837 AdId:23965 CustId:677 the performance of the work under the Contract. A contractor or subcontractor shall not be qualified to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, subject to the requirements of Section 4104 of the Public Contract Code, or engage in the performance of any contract for public work, as defined in this chapter, unless currently registered and qualified to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5. It is not a violation of this section for an unregistered contractor to submit a bid that is authorized by Section 7029.1 of the Business and Professions Code or by Section 10164 or 20103.5 of the Public Contract Code, provided the contractor is registered to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5 at the time the contract is awarded. Prevailing Wage Requirements: Pursuant to California Labor Code Sections 1770, 1773, 1773.L 1773.6, and 1773.7, as amended, the applicable prevailing wages for this project have been determined. It shall be mandatory upon the contractor to whom the contract is awarded and upon any subcontractor under him to pay not less than the higher of the Federal and the State prevailing wage rates to all workers employed by them in the execution of the contract. The applicable Federal prevailing wage rates are those that are in effect ten (10) calendar days prior to bid opening; they are set forth on the Department of Labor website: http://www.wdo l.gov/wdo l/scafiles /davisbaco n/ ca33.dvb but are not printed in the Specifications. Lower State wage rates for work classifications not specifically listed in the Federal wage decision are not acceptable. The applicable State prevailing wage rates are set forth on the California Department of Industrial Relations website: http://www.dir. ca.gov/DLSR/PWD but are not printed in the Specifications; these rates are subject to predetermined increases. Attention is directed to the provisions in Section 1777.5 of the Labor Code concerning the employment of apprentices by the Contractor or any subcontractor under him. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1773.2 of the Labor Code of the State of California, the minimum prevailing rate of per diem wages for each craft, classification or type of workman needed to execute the contract shall be determined by the Director of Industrial relations of the State of California which are on file with the District and copies will be made available to any interested party on request. These rates shall be the minimum wage rates for this project. NIB-2 Before a Contract is entered into with the successful Bidder, the Bidder shall present evidence in writing to the General Manager, Sativa Los Angeles County Water District, that the Bidder has a current combined single limit liability policy with aggregate limits for Bodily Injury and Property Damage in the amount of one million dollars ($1,000,000). The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a payment bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price and a faithful performance bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of a contract price and said bonds shall be secured from a surety company satisfactory to the Attorney for the District. The District reserves the right to reject any and all proposals or bids or delete portions of any and all bids or waive any informality or irregularity in the bid or the bid procedures and shall be the sole judge of the bids received. Should it deem this necessary for the public good, and also the bid of the bidder who has been delinquent or unfaithful in any former contract with the Sativa Los Angeles County Water District. If any interested person seeks additional intonation regarding this Notice Inviting Bids on the proposed Project, please contact during regular business hours of the Sativa Los Angeles County Water District, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday at (310) 631-8176 or by email at JMolina@sativawd.com (email preferred). Notice given this 27th day of June, 2018. By order of the Sativa Los Angeles County Water District General Manager Sativa Los Water District SchId:71836 CustId:791

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ENTERTAINMENT

Rape Victim's Story Is Window on Injustice, Activism

By Lynn Elber

Joe Jackson Dead at 89

LOS ANGELES (AP)— When Oprah Winfrey saluted unheralded (hash) MeToo crusaders at the Golden Globes last January, she chose a rape victim from 1940s Alabama to drive home her point.

By Stacy M. Brown Joseph Jackson, the patriarch of the Jackson family of superstars, has died. Family members said Jackson died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at a hospital in Las Vegas. Jackson was 89. After his own failed musical aspirations, Joseph Jackson help launch his children to international stardom in the 1960s and 1970s. He managed the Jackson 5 before the group left Motown and was rebranded as the Jacksons. Ultimately, the patriarch is responsible for the emergence of the biggest star in pop music history, the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Last week, the family announced that Jackson was terminally ill following a long battle with cancer. “He’s very frail. It’s any day now,” Jermaine Jackson told reporters shortly before his father died. Born in 1928, in the one-horse town of Fountain Hill, Arkansas, Joe’s grandfather was a slave and he later described his upbringing as “lonely” and with “few friends,” according to his biography. His parents separated when he was 12 and after a period living with his father in California, he moved to be with his mother and four siblings in a Chicago suburb and pursued his dream of becoming a professional boxer. It was while living with his mother that he met and married local girl

RECY Taylor, a name I know, and I think you should know, too,” Winfrey said, sketching the outlines of the African-American woman's assault by six white youths and her quest for justice. Taylor's wrenching story and its connection to female civil rights activists, most notably Rosa Parks, are illuminated in filmmaker Nancy Buirski's documentary “The Rape of Recy Taylor.” The film aired Monday on the Starz channel and available on the Starz app. Taylor, who died last December at age 97 shortly after the film's theatrical release, is seen and heard briefly in it. Her words are powerful despite her frailty. “I can't but tell the truth of what they done to me,” she said, condemning both her attackers and the authorities who weren't “concerned about what happened to me.” The film mixes orthodox documentary elements—accounts from Taylor's relatives and other contemporaries, the perspectives of historians—with haunting visual touches and music such as Fannie Lou Hamer's “Go Tell It on the Mountain.” It blends into somber, unsettling poetry. There are clips from so-called “race films,” vintage movies made by African-American moviemakers, including one in which a distraught woman flees from unseen danger. In a scene from Oscar Micheaux's “Within Our Gates” (1920), a white man attacks a Black woman. The movie excerpts help “communicate very quickly that this didn't just happen to Recy Taylor” and help broaden one woman's ordeal to a “much larger canvas” about the peril Black women faced, filmmaker Buirski

said. I n 1 9 4 4 Taylor, then a 24-yearold married mother, was walking to her Abbeville, Alabama, home after an evening church service with two friends, an older woman and her son. Local whites out joyriding stopped them and, at gunpoint, demanded Taylor got in their car. They raped her repeatedly and, after forcing money into her hand, released her after she agreed to remain silent. She stumbled home “crying and upset,” recalls her brother, Robert Corbitt. “Those young boys felt like they can do it and get away with it. They really felt like they could. They know nothing was going to happen to them.” But Taylor fought back, recounting the assault to the local sheriff. Her courage put her family at risk—their home was firebombed—and eventually led

to two faint-hearted, failed efforts to bring the case to trial in the Jim Crow South. The roots of such inaction run deep. Yale associate professor Crystal N. Feimster, who is part of the documentary, has written that it was a legal impossibility for a female slave to file rape charges against a white man in any Southern state before 1861. Northern Black newspapers doggedly covered Taylor's case as it unfolded, prompting AfricanAmerican protests and action by the NAACP. The civil rights group dispatched Parks, then the secretary in its Montgomery, Alabama, office, to meet with Taylor—before Parks gained fame as the woman whose refusal to move to the back of a segregated bus sparked a powerful boycott. In a newspaper photo taken at the time, Taylor stares directly at the camera with an expression both stolid and determined. It's a portrait of a young woman prepared to stand her ground. At one point, the Abbeville sheriff dismissed Taylor as “nothing but a whore” whom he'd arrested before, then admitted she had never been jailed and that she and her family were of good

reputation. Filmmaker Buirski, who recounted the groundbreaking interracial marriage of Richard and Mildred Loving in a documentary and was a producer on the bigscreen drama “Loving,” learned of Taylor from historian Danielle L. McGuire's 2010 book, “At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance.” “One of the things that I felt so strongly about in this film (and ‘The Loving Story' documentary) is you have people who have the moral courage to stand up, and they change history as a result,” Buirski said. “They don't have to be activists. Anybody can change history.” There's a question she's fielded before, about why a white New Yorker felt compelled to make a film about Taylor, and she has a ready answer. “I do feel that whites and Blacks should be telling stories about each other. I think that whites in particular have a responsibility to deal with this information because whites really are the reason for the suffering that a lot of Blacks had,” she said. Was she the right person to make the documentary?

Jury: Dr. Dre’s Ex-Business Partner Owed $25M By Andrew Dalton LOS ANGELES (AP)—A jury on Wednesday found that Dr. Dre, music mogul Jimmy Iovine and their headphone company Beats Electronics LLC owe a former partner $25.2 million in royalties. The Los Angeles Superior Court jury found Wednesday by a 9-3 margin that Beats breached a contract with Steven Lamar and his company Jibe Audio. Dr. Dre and Iovine, the music producer and co-founder of Interscope Records, were not in court for the verdict. Both testified during the three-week trial and sat in the audience for opening statements. The suit said Lamar in 2006 came to Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, with the idea for celebrity-endorsed headphones. Attorneys for Lamar contended he was owed over $130 million for a dozen different models of headphones. The defendants acknowledged

The defendants acknowledged that Lamar was involved in initial plans, but argued he was only owed for one product.

that Lamar was involved in initial plans, but argued he was only owed for one product, the original Studio model, and was already paid.

“The jury really validated our theory of the case, that Mr. Lamar was involved in the founding of Beats,” Lamar's attorney Stephen E. Morrissey said outside court.

“It's not everything we were asking for, but we're happy.” Lamar said the award could grow because of future sales of headphones still on the market. Beats attorneys declined comment outside court. A minimum of nine jurors had to agree to reach a verdict. The verdict, reached after three days of deliberations, did not break down separate amounts to be paid by each defendant. Beats, which added a music streaming service after its 2006 founding as a headphone company, was acquired by Apple in a $3 billion deal in May of 2014. The lawsuit was filed four months earlier and does not name Apple as a defendant. Apple representatives did not immediately respond to phone calls and emails seeking comment. The $25.2 million award is pocket change for Apple. Based on earnings in the past fiscal year, it generates that much revenue, on average, every hour of the day.

It was when he caught nineyear-old son Tito playing with his guitar in 1962 that Joe’s fortunes changed. Katherine Scruse and, in 1950, the couple moved to nearby Gary, Indiana, and within eight years had 10 children, including twins Marlon and Brandon, the latter of whom died at birth. The pressures of looking after his family meant Jackson had to abandon boxing to work full time, though he also played guitar with a blues band named The Falcons. Although he remained frustrated at The Falcons’ lack of success, it was when he caught nine-year-old son Tito playing with his guitar in 1962 that Joe’s fortunes changed. Despite initially threatening Tito with punishment for snapping a string, he urged his son to keep playing. Jackson then encouraged Jermaine and Jackie to join Tito in forming a group, later adding Marlon to it, and eventually Michael. Five years later The Jackson 5 played New York’s Apollo Theatre in Harlem and in 1969 they were signed to Motown Records. Their first single, “I Want You Back,” was released that same year and shot straight to No. 1. The Jackson 5 set a world record as the first musical act ever to sell 10 million records in 10 months. With Jackson managing his children, they became world-renown stars. “If I could go back there, to us being those kids in Gary, I’d trade all of this in for that,” Jermaine Jackson said. “To much has happened, you get lawyers, agents and everyone pulling at you. It wrecks the family,” he said. As the calendar turned to the 1980s, the patriarch began to lose his grip on his sons’ careers, particularly Michael, who under other management would turn out the groundbreaking album, “Off the Wall,” and then the supremely popular and world’s bestselling LP, “Thriller.” Jackson also earned a reputation as a strict disciplinarian who sometimes went over the top when administering punishment. During a 1993 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jackson described “regurgitating” whenever he’d see his dad. “Yeah, he regurgitates all the way to the bank,” Joseph Jackson said after Michael’s comment. “I taught them to be tough. We raised them in a tough neighborhood, where other kids were in gangs and getting into drugs. I didn’t want them to be soft. I whipped him with a switch and a belt. I never beat him. You beat someone with a stick.” Jackson also managed the careers of his daughters, Latoya and Janet, who first earned fame as “Penny,” an abused foster child on the 1970s hit television show, “Good Times.” She later appeared on “Diff’rent Strokes,” and “Fame.” Today, Janet is considered one of the world’s biggest music stars and she also has several film credits under her belt, including Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married?” In 2011, Janet reflected on her relationship with her father. “I wish our relationship was different,” she said. “I think my father means well and wants nothing but the best for his kids… but that is not necessarily the right way.”


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